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Sydney’s weather has been awful for the past few days. But in just a few weeks, we will be officially entering the summer season here down under! The hot weather calls for plenty of cold desserts! Ice-cream and gelato have been done many times over. How about something new? How about POPSICLES? Today we are…

Feeding Farm Animals: How The Food We Feed Livestock Damages Our Planet

Okay, so people eat animals (or animal bi-products), but what do these animals eat? How is the food we feed our livestock systematically destroying our planet? I bet you have never thought about the food required to feed millions of livestock… I mean, these animals are herbivores, herbivores just eat grass right? Well… it’s not…

Plant-based Eating: The Answer To Our Environmental Problems?

Scientists have recently warned that our planet’s temperature is well on its way to increase by 1.5C (World Meteorological Organisation). That number may seem to be not that much, but it will have significant effects on our planet if you consider the current situation (for example, already rising sea levels). This just shows how we…

A Meaty Problem: Food Security

So far our discussion of environmental issues has centred around traditional environmental concerns – deforestation, problems affecting water supply, greenhouse gas emissions, etc, etc. But one problem people forget about is a truly terrifying one… food security. Food security refers to the level of reliable access to sufficient, affordable and nutritious food. As our global…

A Happier Planet Is Only A Cupcake Away

In our previous posts, we have been continuously discussing environmental issues and how a plant-based diet can help solve these. But it’s time to take a break and have something sweet – DESSERT! If you are feeling stressed, always remember that stressed spelled backwards is desserts! Australians are known to be one of the biggest…

Saving Our Planet One Plant-Based Burger At A Time

Now people think that if they adopt a more plant-based diet they have to give up their favourite foods! It’s an argument we’ve heard time and time again, but that couldn’t be further from the truth, as there are so many fabulous plant based alternatives that can be used as opposed to animal products. Honestly…

Animal Waste Is Polluting Our Water

From last week’s discussion about how animal agriculture uses an extortionate amount of water to produce food, we have discovered how thirsty the industry is (check it out here). Animal agriculture industries are not only using a vast amount of water, but they are also polluting our planet’s water! According to the National Water Quality…

Destructive Fishing Practices (Effects Of Fishing Pt. 2)

Last week we looked at the effects overfishing has on the biodiversity of marine life, but what about the effects it has on marine habitats? Common fishing practices can damage and destroy the sea floor, resulting in catastrophic consequences for this ecosystem. Responsible for around 30 million tonnes of global catch each year, bottom trawling…

Let’s Taco ‘Bout Tacos

We hope you liked that punny pun. Here at PFTP, we are super into protecting our fragile planet to protect it for years to come, which mean things can get quite serious. But we are also SUPER into food and we want to help our readers feel the same way, even when swapping for plant…

A Thirsty Industry

You might guess that humans or even plants consume most of the planet’s fresh water… You’d be wrong. Do you know that agriculture industries contribute 92% to the worlds fresh water footprint? Are you aware that one-third of that comes from animal agriculture? Yet it is highly inefficient in feeding many people. These are the…